I really like his writings.

I began to read his works around year 2000. Started with The Sandman comic/graphic novel series, then Black Orchid and Books of Magic. From these comics I also know Dave McKean, his longtime illustator partner with remarkable works.

After those comics, I read Stardust, a beautiful story about a fallen Star, a young man and faerie world. Then I read American Gods, Mirror Mask, Coraline and the latest, The Graveyard Book.

I find his works are amazing.

The stories are strong with good plot, folklores, imagination, dark and sometime eerie. His collaborative visual works are also good. He’s one of my favorite writers.
I follow him on his twitter.

On the 1st day of 2011, I found this writing in his blog and I like it very much:


“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”

I find these words are inspiring for the new 2011. Feel energized just by reading it.
Thank you, Neil Gaiman.

Songs that would make soundtracks of my life

This post has been in draft-mode since months ago. Didn’t make time enough to write the comment under each song, hehe. So, today, i will! Read on…

A friend mentioned this to me, and yup it’s fun to do. This one is the courtesy of Aan.

First the rules:

  1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
  2. Put it on shuffle mode
  3. Press play (don’t check for the first song played)
  4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
  5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
  6. Don’t lie and try to pretend your cool… just type it in!

So, here are what my ipod got me…

1. Opening Credits: Falls Apart – Sugar Ray

hahaha… interesting indeed

2. Waking Up: I’m On Your Back – Foo Fighter

It’s good to know if there’s someone be there for me

3. First Day At School: Intermezzo – Maliq n d’Essentials

Light. Bright. Let’s go to school

4. Falling In Love: Save Me – Remy Zero

Ah, do save me, lovey…

5. The Relationship: Entracte – Phantom of the Opera

Drama and grande

6. Fight Song: Ijinkan Aku Menyayangimu – Iwan Fals

Actually… hmm…

7. Breaking Up: Kemareen – Syaharani

I will be okay

8. Prom: Coco’s Aria – Opera Teto the Robot

Sweet dance under the moonlight with a bar of chocolate

9. Life: I don’t know what i can save you from – Kings of Convenience

I am myself

10. Mental Breakdown: desire (akustik) – pure saturday

why oh why… my true desire… my precious…

11. Driving: superman – five for fighting

cozy driving in the south jakarta without macet

12. Flashback: ‘sabrina’ theme song- itzhak perlman

flashes of images running through my mind

13. Getting Back Together: angel of music – phantom of the opera

my only angel…

14. Wedding: i alone – live

dear guests, please wear punk or gothic outfit

15. Birth of Child: tentang cita – white shoes

hello little you!

16. Final Battle: delman – csc

Better we take delman for a riding

17. Death Scene: the more you ignore me (the closer i get) – morrissey

Teasing with a scene

18. Funeral Song: don’t dream it’s over – crowded house

definitely the dream is over…

19. End credits: hide and seek – imogen heap

my favorite part

Electricity Down (alias mati lampu)

Since Sunday 24.06.2007, the electricity in Setiabudi, Jakarta is down. Due to explotion in one of PLN (our public electrical company). The whole area at Setibudi is in dark, the houses, flats, buildings. It said that it will be fixed, err i mean, running as usual on this Thursday, but they said that it will extend until the end of the week. Ck… ck… menyebalkan sekali. So at the moment, my office building electricty is running on genset. It needs 100 liters of solar fuel per hour on minimum usage. During work day it needs 200-300 liters on maximum usage. With the extended mati lampu, the building would need 11 millions rupiah to buy solar fuel stock to last until Sunday. Geez!

(need to get home soon. will add this post tomorrow. sorry hehe)